Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West

Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West, a spacious, light-filled centre. Our childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our day care and child care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.

Our Mentone West child care centre is conveniently situated for families living in surrounding suburbs Beaumaris, Mordialloc, and Parkdale.

Our engaging, resource-rich environments include:

  • Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families
  • Engaging, light-filled learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
  • Expansive outdoor environment with a creek bed, a water pump, a climbing fort, and vegetable gardens

Supported through a caring and dedicated team of University-qualified Teachers and Educators, our Mentone West day care and child care centre is an inclusive learning environment for children where a personalised approach to learning opportunities ensures children are supported to be bold, creative, and curious in their learning journey.

We celebrate our culturally diverse team at our Mentone West early learning centre with a calendar of cultural occasions and events throughout the year. Our Educators also take the kindergarten children out and about on regular excursions in the local community.

Children attending our Centre will also have the chance to see the same familiar faces as they move on up from our nursery room, into our Mentone West Kindergarten program, designed specifically to help prepare your child transition from early learning to primary school.

As part of our unique Visible Learning Program, families will also have the chance to gain an understanding of their child’s learning. Easily accessible for families, our Learning Exchange Display provides the opportunity for our Teachers and Educators to share with you any updates on their progress every day. You will also have the chance to share with us your own personal goals and visions for us to implement, having direct input in your child’s educational journey!

Families will also be given access to our family communication app Storypark, where we will share with you any significant updates in your child’s day, as well as any other important updates that happen in our centre – ensuring that you’re always connected, even when you’re not here.

If you’re looking to begin the adventure and are wanting to explore, book a tour and meet our team at Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West today!

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Rhythm of The Day

With endless possibilities, there’s never a dull moment at Guardian and no two days are the same. Here’s what a day at Guardian might look like. Please note, this will vary depending on centre opening hours.

Helpful Information

Opening Hours

Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday

Good to Know - What to Bring

What we Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
  • Nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bedding

What to Bring

  • Hats
  • Formula and bottles
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Water bottle

Our Educators

Our team of Educators are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. At Guardian, children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experiences.

Our Educators seek to optimise diverse learning opportunities and implement the Curriculum as framed by the Early Years Learning Framework.

You and Your Child

All Guardian Centres provide a Centre-to-Family communication platform so families can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes.

Our Centres use Storypark and each family is provided with a secure login to access on their computers, mobiles or apps.

Learn More About Our Centre

If you’re looking for the right Mentone childcare and kindergarten then take a tour of Guardian today and discover how we do things differently.

With our centre being well above the Australian national average, we are focused on the outcomes for children along with working closely with parents to help deepen your child’s respect for the local communities along with the other children and their independent development.

While you have many different child care centres to choose from around Mentone, if you take a tour with Guardian you’ll discover why this is one of the preeminent Mentone preschools.

There are currently vacancies available at Guardian Mentone so come by and find out how we can help.


“Thanks again for the settling in sessions this week. I’m so incredibly happy with our decision to come to you, the centre feels so much like what we are at home – relaxed and calm, friendly and caring.”
– Alicia

Reviews from Google (10)

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    Chelsey Upston

    We have attended this centre for almost 4 years and both of my children have been supported by all of the educators and staff to grow and learn confidently in ... Read More

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    Kate Wright

    Guardian have provided a caring and supportive environment for my little boy. I couldn't be happier with their gentle approach and the way they consider the needs of every family ... Read More

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    Christine Rowe

    Wonderful centre with amazing staff, who care and provide the children with a calm and fun learning environment. Highly recommend! Thank you Jes , Bec and team :)

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    simone lewis

    My daughter has been at Guardian for a number of years now and we love it! Her educators are kind and knowledgeable and take the time to cater for individual ... Read More

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    Brant Rowe

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    Sally Bailey

    I am so thrilled with the care my granddaughter receives at Guardian Mentone-West. I have seen a lot of centre's & this is by far one of the best. The ... Read More

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    Katrina Macleod

    Could not ask for better care for both of my children, both who ask for their educators often at home. The centre is like a home away from home, with ... Read More

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    Shaye Woodhouse

    Great center and very friendly staff. My children went here in 2018 after leaving while on a pregnancy pause we are now back for 2020 and wouldn't have wanted to ... Read More

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    Tay Noonan

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    Dianne Astwood

    Lovely staff in a wonderful setting.

Begin the Adventure at Guardian

To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.